Chequered Ant Spider
Male, dorsal, ~7mm
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)|
|Family:||Ant Spider (Zodariidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Chequered Ant Spider (Australutica sp)|
|This Photo:||🔍Male, ventral🔎|
Thank you Ethan Yeoman & Ben Kurek for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~5.5mm long, so quite small.
Superficially looks like a wolf spider.
Quite unusual for a Zodariid. They are usually pretty hairless and dark/black. This one is quite hairy & pale brown.